Explore the fabulous Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone which offer a stunning underwater world consisting of cliffs, wreck diving and a wealth of marine life. An ideal tour for those who want to experience world famous wrecks and reefs. Brother Islands, Daedalus and Elphinstone is a must for all die-hard Red Sea divers!
Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone route has been designed to offer customers a 7 night itinerary around some of the most iconic dives in the southern Red Sea. There is so much to see that you are spoilt for chicie, it allows you to explore the three finest dive sites in the Red Sea, departing from either Hurghada or Marsa Ghalib and offers challenging dives, big drop offs, coral walls and plenty of large fish.
This itinerary is great all year round and for experienced divers. It is a must for all die hard Red Sea divers. Always keep one eye open though so you never the sharks, dolphins and turtles.
Big Bothers: Who is the fairer brother? Many believe that the larger one is a bit more ahead of its wrecks and more attractive: the Aida II and the Numidia have found their final resting place here and are as beautiful as they were never in "lifetime". Mutated into blooming gardens, one can only guess where the wreck ends, and the reef begins. The Numidia on the more unprotected north side has crumbled it neatly by the forces of the water. Due to its cargo, it is also called a railway wreck. The bow is in shallow water, from about 15m depth one guesses the hull. Beautifully overgrown rails automatically pull you down, so be careful! The screw is beyond good and evil at a proud 80m.
Small Brothers the reef has a very high concentration of life in a very small area. Coral forests, overhangs, hard and soft corals in a variety and with amazing colors ... and of course there is a lot of fish! With regular sightings of hammerhead sharks, fox sharks, gray sharks, silk sharks and white tip reef sharks is to be expected at any time of the year.
Daedalus Reef: About 180 km south of Brother Islands, this huge reef is surrounded by steep walls and strong currents. The hard corals have grown to enormous size! Here you have a great chance on the famous hammerhead school in the north east of the reef.
Elphinstone Reef: This reef is known for shark encounters, white tip reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, gray reef sharks, fox sharks and of course, for what Elphinstone is famous for: the Longimanus - the oceanic white tip reef shark .
Elphinstone Reef or Sha'ab Abu Hamra, located 20 km from Marsa Alam, is a reef no larger than 300 meters in length. Its spectacular cliffs drop well over 100 meters on either side of the reef. Strong currents make this a perfect drift dive along cliffs covered with many species of fish and soft corals. Here you can see barracudas, angelfish and hordes of anthias, groupers, moray eels and swarms of sweetlips. The reef is covered with soft corals to the north. At the southern end of Elphinstone is an archway, with 65 feet of depth, this is far beyond the scuba diving limit, but best suited for Tek divers. Whitetip sharks also occasionally visit this area.
Other types of sharks are regular visitors here - white tip and gray reef sharks as well as hammerhead sharks and silk sharks can be spotted.
The east side is a large wall, the west is less steep and a bit sandy. Overall, this area has a lot of soft corals, sponges, gorgonians and giant whip corals.
Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone Reef are a great combination for divers who love boulders and big fish.
The exact route and reefs that are visited are weather dependent and depend on the diving experience of our guests.
Start and end of the dive safari is in Port Ghalib.